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Ozark Highlands Trail: Ozark Highlands Loop

Large loop in Northern Arkansas that consist of the Ozark Highlands Trail, and Madison 4275. With beautiful rivers and streams, large wildlife, and peak climbs, its truly a master peace to behold

Hiking Severe

408 km
7 km
7 km
1 day +
Low Point
199 m
High Point
748 m
Ozark Highlands Trail: Ozark Highlands Loop Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be severe. It's very remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between September and May. From a low point of 199 m to the maximum altitude of 748 m, the route covers 408 km, 7011 vertical metres of ascent and 7033 vertical metres of descent.


Consist of the Ozark Highlands Trail, stretching across the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas, and Madison 4275, and large backroads, with wildlife, peak hikes, and large vegetation, its truly a sight to behold



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between September and May


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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